In honor of International Women’s Day, I find it only right that I acknowledge my fellow amazing women out in the world. Formerly known as International Working Women’s Day and celebrated annually on March 8th, the day was put in place to commemorate the Women’s Rights Movement. If we were to give out awards simply based off the pure excellence of a woman, my mother would be … Continue reading Women Are The Sh*t
There is nothing on this planet quite like a Black man. My father served as my first example of their resiliency in the face of adversity, their remarkable ability to exude warmth despite experiencing so much coldness from the outside world and the drive to succeed while playing with a hand of cards that would have made most give up and surrender themselves to a world … Continue reading Black People Hate Each Other
I have such a love/hate relationship with Black Twitter. It’s free entertainment and endless jokes. I am often amazed at the creativity and comedic prowess that our counterparts possess. As with anything, though, there are two sides to every coin. While I hate to love the intriguing, brash sense of humor of the Twitteverse, there are often sexist and misogynistic undertones that consistently grace our timelines. One of … Continue reading What’s Your Body Count?
Labels give us a way to reference the world around us. Our human minds need a way to categorize things quickly, it’s just the way we’re wired. Isn’t it much easier to call someone crazy instead of detailing their actions and attributes that make them that way? While labeling things makes it easier for us when communicating, they can also be limiting, placing you in … Continue reading A Hoe, Lonely, Bitchy… You Name It!
SPOILER ALERT: If you are not yet caught up on the show or have not started it yet, this post contains spoilers. Everyone else, please continue 🙂 Insecure has captivated me. The release of this show just further reminded me how absent authentic Black characters are from mainstream television. It is a breath of fresh air from all of the reality shows depicting petty drama, forcing … Continue reading We’re All A Little “Insecure”
col·or·ism ˈkələrˌizəm/ noun US prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group. “Team Light Skin. Team Dark Skin. Light skins are soft. Light skinned girls are evil. Dark skinned girls are tough. Dark skinned men are intimidating. Dark skinned men are winning. Light skins taking all the L’s this year. I don’t like dark … Continue reading Team Light Skin
We all have our opinions. Depending on the subject, we may even want to add our own 2 cents into the conversation. Well I want to add my 2 cents into why some women feel as if it is their duty to confront the other woman when they find out their boyfriend or husband is cheating. I have been on the receiving end of this, and … Continue reading Why Are You Mad At Me?
Vibes speak louder than words. That is a fact, my friend. I can’t stand being around negative people. We all have our bad days, but some people emit negative energy like they eat negativity for breakfast. Everything is a problem for them. This goes beyond minor annoyances like sitting in traffic, troublesome co-workers, or waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Life is out … Continue reading Bad Vibes & Toxic People
I always think about what I would have done differently with my life if I could go back in time. I compiled a list of things I wish I had lived by as a kid, teen, even just a few years younger than I am now. Many I’m still working on! Maybe you can relate. Anything you wish you could go back and tell your younger … Continue reading 100
“Do you really want this to be over?” he asked. “Yes, I really do,” I said. “You don’t mean that,” and he continued to eat his cereal and flip through the TV channels. This was the exact conversation I had some years back with my ex as we sat in my apartment one lovely summer afternoon. I had always thought he was crazy, but this … Continue reading The Crazy Ex Who Won’t Let Go